Christmas Frigatebird in Darwin

To: Niven <>, <>
Subject: Christmas Frigatebird in Darwin
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:10:40 +0930
The 1986 record from Parap is of a bird Hilary Thompson and I saw flying
over our house.    

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 71,  Darwin River,
NT 0841
043 8650 835

On 4/2/14 2:56 PM, "Niven" <> wrote:

> Hi all
> Sorry it's a slightly belated report.
> Tom McCrie saw and photographed a Christmas Frigatebird at Nightcliff
> (coastal suburb of Darwin) last Friday. There have been influxes of
> frigatebirds during the last week or so, and this one was in with 3
> Lessers. David James was kind enough to check out a photo, and concluded it
> was definitely Christmas.
> There have been Darwin reports in 2 previous years - one (or two) birds
> were photographed in 1974 (accepted by BARC), and there were two birds
> reported in 1986, though I'm not sure of details, or if
> photographs/descriptions were taken, and seems they weren't submitted to
> The current one is unlikely to be twitchable, as it hasn't been seen since
> the initial observation, but anyone wanting to chance the phalarope up
> there could end up with a lucky bonus.
> Niven
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